Alphabet Inc’s X research division said on Thursday that the Andhra Pradesh state government would buy its newly developed technology that has the potential to provide high-speed wireless internet to millions of people without laying cable. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the agreement, which begins next year, would see 2,000 boxes installed as far as 20 kilometres (12 miles) apart on posts and roofs to bring a fast internet connection to populated areas. The idea is to create a new backbone to supply service to cellphone towers and Wi-Fi hotspots, endpoints that ...
Andhra to buy Google X's new wireless technology for high-speed internet
The agreement is an outgrowth of X's Project Loon
Reuters Last Updated at December 15, 2017 10:04 IST